Fred Buckley

Lance Corporal

Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment)   3rd Battalion, A Coy
Machine Gun Corps 82770 5th Battalion

Lea Mills postcard

Photo of Fred Buckley in WW1

Medal Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Fred Buckley 82770 M.G.C.

1918 Absent Volters List
His address was 88 Cromford Hill.

Frederick Buckley joined the forces on 1st November 1916 aged twenty-four. He lived in Cromford and his name appears on the Cromford Roll of Honour.
L/Cpl. Frederick Buckley 82770 Right Wing Coy. M.G. School (Machine Gun), Harrowby Camp, Grantham. He seems to have been then attached to A. Coy. 3rd Sherwood Foresters at Belton Park.
He lived at Mason's Opening in Cromford in the 1920s and probably before this. Fred married Ethel Britland (sister of Frederick Britland) in Q2 of 1914,

Newspaper report

High Peak News , 22 December 1917
There are home from the French Front this week the following soldiers: Pte Treece, of North Street; Pte James Brown, Scarthin, of the Notts and Derbys; also Pte Brooks, North Street; and Pte Fred Buckley, both of the machine gun section. A happy Christmas to all of them

Letters to J.B. Marsden-Smedley

Sunday Sept 9th 1917
I now have the pleasure in answering your parcel which I am pleased to say I recieved  quite safe, it was very kind of you to send it, the contents were lovely. You will have to excuse me for not writing before I was away from the company when it arrived, so I got it when I came back. I hope everything at the mill is going smoothly wishing I was again with you, I am pleased to tell you I am still in good health & I hope all at Lea Green are the same I will conclude again thanking you for your kindness I wish you all the best of luck as I remain
Yours truly
Pte F Buckley

No 82770 M.G.C
5th Batt 38 Depo Comp, M Line
Belton Park, Grantham
Dear Sir
Just a line to let you know I have recieved the parcel which you sent to the Harrowley Camp, I could not write before because I had moved from Harrowley to Belton Park. It has followed me on. I thank you very much for your kindness, the contents came in so useful.
Sorry I could not write before, so
Believe me yours truly
Pte. F Buckely M.G.C

88, Cromford Hill, Cromford
Many thanks for the parcel safely received.
Yours truly
Pte F Buckley

L/Cpl F. Buckley No 82770
Right Wing Company, Machine Gun School
Harrowly Camp, Grantham
Sep 18th 1918
Messrs J B and A Marsden-Smedley Ltd
Dear Sirs
Just a few lines in answer to the welcome parcel which I just safely received, wishing to thank you & all concerned for the great kindness shown to me while away.
Believe me
Yours sincerely
L/Cpl F Buckley.

30 Depot, 5th Company
Battallion MGC No6 Hut 13 Lines
Clipstone Camp, Notts
F Buckley No 82770
Dear Sir
I am writing these few lines to you, to thank you gratefully, for the parcel which I received quite safe, & I don’t know how to thank you enough for it, only I am very sorry I have not answered it before now. But ever since last Monday we have been moving about. We went to Harrowly Camp at Grantham on Tuesday, & came up here on Wednesday, but with being strange to the place, I did not find my way about, so I want you to excuse me for not writing, I hope these few lines will find you in the best of health & all at Lea Green and I hope the mills are running as smooth as when I was with you, just remember me to Mr C A Gregory, well Sir, I shall have to conclude my short letter in haste thanking you again for the parcel which was very kind of you to send, and all the others so I remain yours very truly
F Buckley


1901: Poor Lots, Ashover

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Buckley Head 45 Stone cutter Malvern
Hannah Buckley wife 47   Ashover
Agnes Buckley daughter 12   Saddleworth
Jane Buckley daughter 8   Saddleworth
Fred Buckley son 7   Saddleworth

RG13 piece 3242 folio 47 page 9

1911: Tansley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Buckley Head 55 Quarryman Malvern
Hannah Buckley wife 57   Ashover
Fred Buckley son 17 Mill hand Saddleworth

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